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2001 Ford Taurus

Large family car
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

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1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional).
2
Antilock brakes (optional)
3
Daytime running lights (optional on cars sold to fleets)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating
1999
G
Crash avoidance rating
1998
G
Crash avoidance rating
1997
G
Crash avoidance rating
1996
G
Crash avoidance rating
1995
G
Crash avoidance rating
1994
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2000-06 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford Taurus and the Mercury Sable were redesigned for the 2000 model year to provide more advanced occupant restraint features. The Sable was discontinued after the 2005 model year, and the 2006 Taurus was sold primarily to fleets. The Taurus was then discontinued after the 2006 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-door
Weight 3,333 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length198 in.
Width73 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00010
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)14
Right (cm)13
Brake pedal (cm)14
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-2
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)3

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00010
Head
HIC-15170
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.1
Femur force - right (kN)1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.43
Maximum tibia index - right0.67
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left51
Right50

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